>> when the governments opened up more foreign mediators came. many of them are coming now, especially this year, not only from the west, people from the east also come here. >> entering a monastery, at least for a short time, is a normal part of life for many in myanmar, regarded as a deeply devout country. meditation, detachment and oving kindness are just some aspects of the quest for nirvana and release from the suffering of perpetual reincarnation, which is at the heart of what buddhists believe. >> i like the sunshine. the food is delicious. and above all, i'm happy meditating here because i believe that the country has more darma than any other place on the planet. >> while the mon nastic routine, many find relieve away from the rat race which is, in a way, what holidays are for.